"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Sweet Owen

Holy moly. Five years has somehow seemed to be so slow and at the same time fly by.
How does that happen?
It was five years ago that I was just becoming a mommy and watching my best friend become a dad.

Five years ago today I watched a woman I loved so dearly give birth to this child and ever so selflessly place him in my arms as she watched me become his mother too. I will never forget those precious days we spent with her in the hospital. Mandy, I will spend the rest of my life trying to thank you. Thank you not only for choosing life, but for choosing and trusting Blake and I, and even more...for choosing to continue to be a part of our lives. What would we do without you?

I will never forget that we both promised we'd never have to have a reunion, that we'd always know where the other was and we'd always somehow keep in touch. It's incredible to think that in the last 5 years we are right where we wanted to be...if not closer.
She was the first birthday phone call we got this morning. How cool is that?
I know that someday soon birthdays might start to sting for this little guy as he understands that this is the day he was given life and given a family, but it came at the cost of losing his first mama. Lord prepare me now to walk through that with our children, and may I always teach them through my life that you can and will carry them through anything.
Today we had an incredible 5th birthday! Sadie and Cooper went to school so that left me with Owen and Emery! It was such a blast letting Owen pick whatever he wanted to do and not having to agree with anyone about it!

Owen and I had so much fun together! I really do love getting to spend such great quality time with him...it's such a treasure to just get to talk and give him my undivided attention. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade our family dynamics for anything. WE LOVE HAVING OUR KIDS CLOSE! But I think because of that, it makes days like today all that more special.
After only 5 hours without his two buddies he told me that he did miss them and was ready to pick them up from school. How sweet is that?
We were trying to get a pic of just Owen, Blake and I but Cooper wanted in on the fun. This didn't make O too happy!
His choice for birthday breakfast is pancakes. And not the homemade kind...he likes the frozen ones peeps. That should tell you how good of a cook I am!

And his choice of what to do for the day...the library!!! I was dying! Happy birthday sweetheart. We could not be more proud of you. Not sure how in the world they expect me to drop you off for pre-K in the morning. *sniff sniff*


Kristy said...

Molly your words are precious, probally because they are so sincere. I Love how you can say and express exactly how you are feeling and I wanted to cry on the part about the sting, but know how real it is I just had not thought too much about that part yet. Good Luck tommrow dropping off know that many of use moms are in the same boat!

Sonja said...

oh my, Molly, I am just sitting here with tears rolling down my face! Your sweet boy has obviously brought you and Blake so much joy! God is so good to bless us with these precious babies. I look at my Jackson every day and am reminded of his Daddy and what a special unique man he was. I, too, will be having a hard time tomorrow when I drop Jack off for pre-K!

Love you, girl! You're an awesome Mama!

Charissa said...

Oh that is so beautifully put. What a wonderful mama your kids have. Happy Birthday Owen!

norma murphy said...

Call me in the morning after you drop off Owen, Molly! I remember the tug on my heart... So awesome to hear your heart as you write about your sweet children and especially today as your first turns five!! I just can't believe time goes so fast and so wish I could have spent the day with Owen today!! Love you all.... Happy Birthday, O!! Love, Noonie

Eve said...

Happy Big 5 Owen!

Lovely post, very touching, and funny too :D Owen is adorable, he has such knowing eyes. Frozen pancakes and the library, aren't you blessed! :D

Lori said...

Love, Love, Love reading your post. You and Blake are GREAT parents! Happy Birthday, Owen! Looks like you all had a fun day!! :)

Anonymous said...

im from germany and i found your blog with google. for some time i watch your images... ans i really love your family. you and your children always look so happy. you are like a fairy-family.
I hope you are still so happy.

god bless u